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August Home Maintenance Checklist

Posted by Kimberly Shane on 8/11/17 6:30 PM

August Home Maintenance Checklist

Man! We are busy, as a society! I often feel like I don’t have time to take a breath and then I look at friends of mine and think, “seriously, where do they find the time to____?”. More often than not, the blank in that question is filled in with some sort of deep cleaning or home maintenance activity. But let’s be honest with one another, to be a good homeowner and to save us money and headaches in the future we should be performing preventative maintenance on our homes. When I used to work in hotels, we made sure that all of the guestrooms received preventative maintenance on a consistent basis to catch maintenance issues before they happened. If hotels do that for the complete strangers that stay with them, shouldn’t we for our families?

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Topics: Maintenance, Home Maintenance

Weekly Home Maintenance Needs

Posted by Kimberly Shane on 8/4/17 6:30 PM

Weekly Home Maintenance Needs

I’d say we all have the little stuff taken care of—when the garbage is full, we take it out. When the milk spills, we clean it up. Heck, we even know to dust and vacuum but there are home maintenance needs that are easily neglected and can lead to health concerns or costly maintenance down the road. Below are some commonly neglected areas that need weekly attention. 

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Topics: Maintenance, Home Maintenance

Clean Pipes Naturally

Posted by Kimberly Shane on 6/13/17 6:30 AM

Clean Pipes Naturally

“Now those are some good-looking pipes,” said no one ever… unless maybe you are a plumber. But don’t we all want some good looking pipes? If for no other reason than so you don’t have to wait several minutes for your sink to drain! Traditional drain and pipe cleaners contain harsh chemicals, which I’m sure you could guess. How else, is it supposed to blast through the grime and hair build up in your shower drain?! The bad news is that those effective chemicals are not only dangerous but can corrode your pipes in the long run. 

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Topics: Maintenance, Home Maintenance, home improvement, house cleaning

Spring Maintenance You Should Do

Posted by Morgan Saylor on 3/30/17 7:00 PM

Spring is one of my favorite times of the year – is it yours? Okay, maybe I can do without the list of chores that rack up! Last week we discussed how to space out those must-do spring-cleaning tasks (like cleaning furniture and organizing your closets, which you can read more about here).

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Topics: Spring, Maintenance, Home Maintenance, spring cleaning

Fridge Coil Cleaning How-To

Posted by Morgan Saylor on 1/25/17 8:00 PM

We know it’s dark and dusty – but don’t be afraid. Those coils are no force to be reckoned with - cleaning your fridge coils every six months to a year helps your appliance cool more efficiently!

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Topics: Maintenance, Cleaning, how-to, appliance, fridge, refridgerator, coil

If a Tree Falls on a Property Line…

Posted by Morgan Saylor on 1/5/17 6:30 PM

If a tree falls on a property line, and there’s no one around to hear it… who’s insurance company pays? According to Ann Cochran with houselogic.com, it depends.

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Topics: Home, Maintenance, Home Maintenance, insurance, trees, home owners insurance

Unclog Your Sink (Without Chemicals)

Posted by Morgan Saylor on 12/28/16 4:31 PM

Whether in showers or in kitchen sinks, clogs happen and they’re usually the most anger-inspiring events of our day.

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Topics: DIY, Maintenance, Home Maintenance, sink, how-to, fix, recipe, clog

7 Things for Fall Prep

Posted by Morgan Saylor on 11/7/16 7:45 PM

Preparing for fall might be a mystery to some new homeowners, but that's okay. Here are a few things you can do to prepare your home for fall and the winter that will inevitably follow!
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Topics: Home, Maintenance, fall, Fall Prep, Home Maintenance, preparedness, prepping

ROI Fall Projects

Posted by Morgan Saylor on 11/3/16 8:30 PM

It’s easy to slack off home improvement projects in the fall and winter. Ramp up your home improvement projects with getting the most ROI – Brie Dyas’s Trulia blog talks about just that. 

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Topics: DIY, Renovate, Maintenance, fall, Home Maintenance, Roofing, Roof, door, reno, roi, season, renovation, exterior, painting, projects, upgrade

Tools of a Homeowner

Posted by Morgan Saylor on 9/29/16 7:30 PM

You may not be the handiest tool in the shed… but as a homeowner, you literally will need some tools in your shed.

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Topics: Home, Homeowners, Maintenance, Home Maintenance, homeownership, tools

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